Are you wondering what you need to do to keep your Peloton Bike or Bike+ clean? Do you want to know how to clean your Peloton Bike or Bike+ in between rides properly? Would you like to learn how to clean different parts of your Peloton Bike or Bike+? Here’s everything you need to know about cleaning your Peloton Bike.
Cleaning your Peloton Bike or Bike+ prevents the build-up of grime, dust, and sweat, which could damage your Bike. To clean your Bike, wipe down the monitor and frame after every ride. Avoid using bleach, water, soap, or alcohol on any parts of your Peloton Bike. Make sure you clean your Peloton shoes by washing them in water and soap once a month.
Read on to find more important information about keeping your Peloton Bike or Bike+ clean.
What happens if you don’t keep your Peloton Bike or Bike+ clean?
When you’re riding your Peloton Bike, you’re likely to get sweaty! Cleaning your Peloton Bike means preventing the build-up of sweat and grime.
If sweat is left on the Bike, this could lead to germs and bacteria growing on the Bike. This could leave you, and any other users of your Peloton, feeling unwell.
Sweat also contains water, which can lead to the metal parts of your Peloton rusting.
The build-up of grime from sweat and general dust or dirt that gets stuck to your Peloton is another reason you need to keep it clean.
This build-up might lead to problems with the functionality of your Bike. For example, parts might get stuck if there is an excessive build-up of dirt.
So, keeping your Peloton Bike clean is essential to prevent the build-up of harmful bacteria and prevent any damage to your Bike.
Cleaning your Peloton is also helpful to prevent the presence of any unpleasant smells, which will get worse when you’re using the Bike.
What to do after every Peloton Bike ride
It’s recommended that you give your Peloton Bike or Bike+ a wipe down after every ride.
Getting into a routine of a quick clean after every ride will help maintain the proper functioning of your Bike.
When you do a quick clean after each ride, you should find any sweat or grime comes off fairly quickly.
So cleaning your Bike for a couple of minutes after every ride will save you time in the long run.
You won’t need to spend hours removing dirt that has become stuck to your Bike for a long time.
Read the following guidance on cleaning the different parts of your Peloton after each ride.
Cleaning your Peloton Bike monitor
To clean your Peloton Bike or Bike+ monitor, you’ll need to use a glass cleaner specifically approved for cleaning electronic devices.
Anything suitable for a TV screen or computer will be ideal for your Peloton monitor.
After you’ve finished your ride, turn your touchscreen off. You can do this by pressing the small red button on the back of your Peloton’s monitor.
Spray a small amount of electronic cleaner onto a microfiber cloth. Use the cloth as a cleaning wipe to gently wipe down your touchscreen.
Cleaning your Peloton Bike or Bike+ frame
To clean your Peloton Bike or Bike+ frame, you need to use a cleaner that won’t damage the frame. This means using a non-abrasive cleaner.
It’s recommended that you use a damp cloth or gentle cleanser to wipe away any grime or sweat after you ride.
A suitable gentle cleanser might include baby wipes, disinfectant wipes, all-purpose cleaning wipes, or spray.
However, be warned – you should not use water or soap on your Bike’s frame. Instead, stick to a natural wipe or a disinfectant wipe that does not contain bleach or alcohol.
Take the wipe and gently run it over the whole of your Bike’s frame, including the handlebars.
If you’re using a spray, get your microfibre cloth and spray some cleaner onto it, then use this to clean your frame.
Then, using a dry towel or cloth, make sure your Bike is completely dry.
Cleaning your Peloton Bike seat
To clean your Peloton Bike or Bike+ seat, you should use the same method as you used to clean your Bike frame.
Take a gentle cleanser, perhaps baby wipes or all-purpose cleaning wipes or spray, to clean your saddle.
Use a dry towel or cloth to dry the seat after you’ve wiped it down.
Wiping your saddle down is essential in keeping your Bike clean as sweat tends to build up in this area. Additionally, this could irritate your skin if it isn’t cleaned after each ride.
What products to use (and to avoid using!) on your Peloton Bike or Bike+
The type of products you use to clean your Peloton Bike or Bike+ is essential. You will avoid any potential damage to your Bike by following the guidance below.
Invest in some microfibre cloths
Microfibre cloths are useful for wiping down your Peloton in between rides. They can also be used for more thorough cleaning processes.
You’ll need a few microfibre cloths so that you can use a different one to wipe down your touchscreen and the rest of your Bike.
You’ll also need a separate cloth that you keep dry so you can dry off your Bike after you’ve wiped it down.
Use a multi-surface everyday cleaner, baby wipes, surface disinfectant wipes, or spray.
The recommended product types for wiping down your Bike’s frame, handlebars, and seat are multi-purpose gentle cleaners, baby wipes, or surface disinfectant wipes or spray.
You don’t want to use anything harsh on your Bike, which might lead to damage or corrosion.
The wipes mentioned above are usually safe for usage, but always check the ingredients for anything which might harm your Bike. (See below for what causes harm!)
If you use a spray, avoid spraying it straight onto any part of your Bike. Use your microfibre cloths instead. Spray a small amount onto the cloth and clean your Bike.
Avoid bleach, alcohol, water, and soap.
Peloton suggests that you avoid using bleach or alcohol on your Bike at all costs. This means do not use Clorox, or Clorox wipes on your Bike. Clorox products usually contain bleach.
Lysol products are also known to leave marks on Peloton Bike frames.
Peloton recommends not using soap or water to clean your Bike frame. This could damage your frame.
If you use water on your Peloton Bike, especially near or on the metal parts of the Bike, you may cause rust or corrosion. This is easily avoidable by not using water to wipe down your Bike.
Also, make sure you don’t use any water on the Peloton touchscreen monitor. Instead, only use glass cleaners specifically designed for electronics to avoid damaging your touchscreen.
What to check every so often
Some parts of your Peloton Bike or Bike+ don’t need to be cleaned after every ride. However, these parts still need checking every month or so.
For a deeper clean, check all the parts of your Bike which might be prone to getting dust, grime, and hair stuck inside.
Peloton users recommend checking the area around the Bike chain guard. Also, check underneath the seat, underneath the handlebars, and where the pedals connect to the Bike.
You might be able to use a vacuum to clear away the dirt from these parts. Other users also recommend using a duster.
Keep your Peloton Bike and Bike+ accessories clean.
As well as cleaning the Peloton Bike or Bike+ itself, you also need to keep your accessories clean.
Cleaning your cycle shoes
Cycle shoes are prone to getting sweaty when you ride. Buying a cleaning deodorant spray for sports shoes will help get rid of any smells.
Once every two months, you can give your cycling shoes a deep clean by hand washing them.
Firstly, wipe down your shoes with a cloth to remove any dirt which easily comes off.
Next, get a bucket/tub of warm water and mix some soap in.
Take out the insole and put this into the water. Add your shoes in, too; it’s safe to get them wet.
Let both the insoles and shoes submerge in the water, and then use a sponge to wipe away any grime or stains.
Ensure you wash off the soap afterward by running the shoes under a tap.
Cleaning your bike mat
If you’ve got a mat placed underneath your Peloton Bike, don’t forget to clean this too when you clean your Peloton.
To clean the mat, use the same wipes or spray you used to clean your Peloton Bike frame.
Use a dry cloth or towel to dry the mat after cleaning it.
Ways to keep your Peloton Bike or Bike+ clean
One easy way to help keep your Peloton Bike or Bike+ clean is using a Spintowel.
Spintowels fit over your Bike’s handlebars. They are designed to prevent sweat from building up on your handlebars when you ride.
The Spintowel absorbs sweat and will make it easier for you to grip your handlebars.
Make sure you clean your Spintowel after every few rides, and at least every week. Then, to make life straightforward, you can put it straight in the washing machine.
You can also buy a floor protector mat to stop sweat from falling onto the legs of your Bike and your floor. These are also usually washing machine safe. I have the Peloton Bike map and I also use a Driptowel too.
So this is how to keep your Peloton Bike or Bike+ as good as new, and with the right basic accessories and cleaning materials, it takes a few seconds after each ride too. But don’t forget some of the basic maintenance too.